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Anyone else that hasn't had there period in years?

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Esmeaa

I got diagnosed pcos nearly 8 years ago but I have not had my period for 12 years.. Anyone had the same? Thanks

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I have PCOS and had some missed periods every few months. I'm also a type 1 Diabetic and count carbs. for both conditions. I had surgery done related to the heavy periods (when they would come)-- 7 years ago. Now, the periods are close to on time and lighter. Hope this helps. Are you having pain from not having a period? What did your doctor say?

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Esmeaa in reply to Activity2004

Just the normal period pains sometimes there really bad that I can't sleep so I will just stay in bed curled up with a hot water bottle( only thing that sometimes helps) ... I have not seen my doctor in ages keep getting different doctors and I feel I have to explain everything over and over again so I'm sick of doing it so thought to try this and see if anyone had similar problems like mine... thanks

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Activity2004 in reply to Esmeaa

It’s okay! 😀👍

I had used hot water bottles and used birth control pills for a few years before my surgery. If you have constant pain, please call your doctor and schedule an appointment soon.

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Esmeaa in reply to Activity2004

😁....I can't use birth control pills they make me sick and don't work .... I will do thanks

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Activity2004 in reply to Esmeaa

You’re welcome! I hope you feel better soon.😀

Hey, I think you really need to put your foot down with your doctor no matter who you see. It’s really unhealthy that you haven’t had a period in so many years. The doctors like to see you have a period at least 3 times a year. When my period didn’t show within 3/4 months I was prescribed norethistrone tablets to induce a bleed, at the time I was very over weight so it took a year for my periods to start becoming more regular. Now I have a period every 2 months ish so don’t need the norethistrone anymore. Hope this helps x

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sanapops in reply to Chloe11111

How did you lose the weight? I’m struggling with the exact problem and have also been given the same meds 3 x year

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Chloe11111 in reply to sanapops

Unfortunately I was also diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this comes hand in hand with PCOS but not everyone gets it. Anyway because of this I struggled to get my sugar levels under control, so tried different tablets & insulin injections but didn’t work, then was prescribed Victoza and have lost 3 stone in 6 months.... I struggled with my weight before this and would crash diet so many times a year but would always fail. The only ever diet that really worked for me was a high protein diet... There is a lady called Terri-Ann 123 diet on Facebook she started this diet, all you have to do is buy the book a one off fee and you get support 24/7. Hope this has helped & sorry for the essay x

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You should be having 3-4 bleeds a year. If you aren't then it puts you at higher risk of developing some serious secondary conditions. Definitely make an appointment to get checked by the docs and take a look at the NICE guidelines for more information

cks.nice.org.uk/polycystic-...

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Esmeaa in reply to KristineMaria

Thank you soo much alot to read about it I have an appointment on Monday so fingers crossed someone eventually helps.

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